Gameday! Rampage Vs. Moose – Military Appreciation Night

AHL Rockford v San Antonio Hockey

 (Darren Abate)

 

 

Rampage (24-26-8) vs. Moose (17-30-4-5)

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San Antonio Rampage

24-26-8-0   56pts   [.483%]

7th in Pacific Division

GF: 163   GA: 183

Record Vs. Manitoba: 0-2

Vs.

Moose

Manitoba Moose

17-30-4-5   43pts   [.384%]

6th in Central Division

GF: 131   GA: 186

Record vs. San Antonio: 2-0

Rampage Leaders

Goals: Mikko Rantanen – 20

Assists: Maxim Noreau/Rantanen – 28

Points: Rantanen – 48

Plus/Minus: Rantanen  +27

PIM: Duncan Siemens – 86

Wins: Roman Will- 10

GAA: Reto Berra- 2.92

Save Pct: Berra – .915

Moose Leaders

Goals: Chase De Leo – 15

Assists: Brendan Kichton- 22

Pts: De Leo – 31

Plus/Minus: Jiri Fronk  +3

PIM: Darren Kramer- 123

Wins: Eric Comrie – 12

GAA: Connor Hellebuyck- 2.27

Save Pct: Hellebuyck- .931

Previous Meetings:

Dec 16th: Rampage (1) at Moose (5)

Jan 17th: Rampage (2) at Moose (3)

Audio: Ticket 760

Video: AHL Live

After 25 days on the road, seeing over 12,000 miles traveled, the Rampage return to home ice for the first time since beating the Stars 5-2 on Feb 4th. In the 11 games played since we’ve last seen them, the Rampage went 4-6-1 and slipped even further back of that last playoff spot in the Pacific, currently being held by San Jose.

Tonight’s meeting will be the third game between the Moose and the Rampage. Manitoba swept a two-game set in December in Winnipeg scoring 8 goals in the two games, besting their season average by 1.74 goals per game. Due to injuries and trades, however, this version of the Moose will be a much different animal.

Connor Hellebuyck, an AHL All-Star in 2015 and elite AHL goalie, is now the #1 for the Moose and Matt Fraser and Jay Harrison have moved on to Rockford in the Andrew Ladd deal.

The Rampage, meanwhile, will have a few unfamiliar faces to Rampage fans as well. Defenseman Nate Guenin, reassigned by Colorado on February 18th, and Taylor Beck, acquired from Bridgeport for Marc-Andre Cliche, will make their home debuts for the Rampage.

The Rampage play 13 of their final 18 games at home starting tonight. If they have any hopes of challenging for a playoff spot, which frankly are close to dashed, they need to start winning at home and making up ground in a hurry.

Notes:

  • Reto Berra was waived and subsequently reassigned to San Antonio after Colorado was unable to trade the veteran goalie. He should be the #1 in for the rest of the season.
  • Speaking of Berra, he–and teammate Mikko Rantanen–caught whatever has been floating around the team and will miss tonight’s game.
  • J.C Lipon (13g-17a-30pts in 45GP) was recalled to Winnipeg today and will not be available for tonight’s game.
  • Dennis Everberg, who has missed a couple of games with a minor injury, is slated to return tonight.
  • Lines according to Rampage Twitter:

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Tonight is the annual Military Appreciation Night. The team will wear special military themed jerseys which will be auctioned off after the game for charity. As a 13 year veteran, this is always my favorite night of the year.

To all of my military brothers and sisters, thank you for you do and have done. You are the true backbone of this country and I am thankful every day for you all.

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